Board of Directors Statement

The Selective Mutism Association is saddened and outraged by the senseless acts of violence and injustice continuing to face our community members who are Black. This behavior cannot and will not be tolerated and we must all act together to make productive change against this systemic racism and ugliness.

We are here and we are listening. We are open for any comments on how our organization can do better and will continue to learn with open hearts and minds to end the cruelty that has plagued the Black community for way too long.

As an organization with a primary mission to help individuals find their voice, it fills us with hope to see such powerful voices being heard around the country who are speaking on behalf of one of the most marginalized and voiceless populations. SMA also lifts our collective voice and stands together with the Black community to fight injustice.